How Manchester United nearly died :: The air-raid sirens haunted the night sky. It was March 11 1941 and the Luftwaffe was on the attack. There was fear, panic, death and ruin.
Day in pictures: 11 January 2013 :: Twenty four hours of news photos: 11 January
Can you still go from burger flipper to president? :: Ex-McDonald's president Fred Turner, who died this week, made it from burger flipper to the top. But is this still realistic?
Who will win battle for new Tunisia? :: When ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims took an interest in an artist Nadia Jelassi's work at a Tunis exhibition, the reaction was much stronger than she bargained for. The case highlights growing tensions between liberal and religious forces over the limits of free speech in post --revolution Tunisia.
Costa Concordia ::
Oscar nominations :: The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced. Which film received the most nods? Who were the surprise snubs? Get the scoop here.
Why Spanish hoops star spurned NBA :: It's the dream of millions of basketball fans around the world -- to be an NBA star.
Why gun control debate wanes :: Danny Hayes says the pattern is predictable: After a mass killing, media and public interest surge, then drop sharply before gun control can get under way
Nigerians' love for London shops :: Shopping is a serious business in London whatever the season -- but it doesn't get much more serious than this time of year.
In pictures: Pakistan protests :: Anger following the bombings in Quetta
Will executions kill Kurd talks? :: The killing in Paris of three Kurdish women political activists has ripple effects beyond. CNN's Ivan Watson looks at the impact in Turkey and how its conflict with Kurdish nationalists affects the rest of the world.
Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
Youngest actress to get Oscar nod :: Quvenzhané Wallis, 9-year-old star of the independent film 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' speaks about the film.
Sink or swim for Balotelli? :: When Silvio Berlusconi and Carlos Tevez are doling out judgements, the time may have come to reassess where your career is headed.
Cheap smartphones tempt buyers :: Nokia's sales figures reveal a blossoming market for lower-end, budget smartphones, experts claim.
U.N.: Syrian war most complex :: Of all the conflicts facing the world in 2013, Syria is the most complex and dangerous, three of the U.N.'s most senior officials say.
Father retraces son's Iraq steps :: A grieving father retraces the steps made by his son -- a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq - and visits the places where an improvised explosive claimed his son's life.
Battle behind China's 'Firewall' :: Whether you're a domestic company or an international business, failure to comply with China's strict internet regulations risks having your online presence curtailed or shut down completely by government censors.
Qatar Direct: in pictures :: Home to a rich contrast of architecture
Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
Kumbh Mela festival: Preparing for millions :: How do you put on the largest religious gathering on Earth?
Messi leads Barcelona to new record :: Lionel Messi continued his remarkable season with yet another goal as unbeaten Barcelona secured an 11-point lead at the halfway stage of the Spanish league season on Sunday.
France intervenes in Mali conflict :: CNN's Tim Lister has more on France and how it will be involved in the Mali conflict.
Mum's tests 'affects HPV jab uptake' :: A mother's attitude towards cervical cancer screening influences decisions to vaccinate her daughter against the cancer, say researchers.
Inside a Syrian refugee camp :: The UN says that 620,000 are registered as Syrian refugees. CNN's Joe Duran visited some of the camps where they live.
Sailing most beautiful lakes :: CNN's Main Sail ranks a selection of the world's most spectacular lakes for boating enthusiasts.
VIDEO: Life as Arctic explorer and ice artist :: From Red Army officer to Arctic explorer and artist
Where vegetarianism is an exotic illness :: The city where vegetarianism is an exotic condition